Ed. Slippery slope.
msnbc.com Adriane Quinlan (Washington Post) July 29, 2006
Pet owners’ marriage ceremony is veiled in irony
BALTIMORE – During a 2004 debate about same-sex marriage, a Republican state senator in New Hampshire warned of a slippery slope and asked, “What about a person who loves their pet? Should we allow them to marry?” Why, yes, responds a burly man in a kilt — traditional Scottish wedding garb — who is waiting onstage in a bar to wed his male puppy, Mickey. “I have a closer relationship to Mickey than two of my three wives,” explains David “Big Dave” Sanderson, who named the mongrel after puppy-eyed Mickey Rourke in the 1987 film “Barfly.”
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